DALLAS, Tex. —Talk about a send off!
Kidd’s Kids and Southwest Airlines are taking more than 60 kids to the other Big D. Disney World!
But there’s something special about these kiddos coming down the purple carpet. All these kids have physical challenges or a chronic or terminal illness. This extravaganza is the brainchild of radio personality Kidd Kraddick, who passed a year ago. His foundation manages to raise tens of thousands of dollars every year to pull it off.
“You have to get an aircraft out of service…You have to donate the fuel. It’s huge!” Teresa Caraba, Sr. VP of Customer Relations at Southwest said.
The event was so huge, even Alex from Target stopped by.
Jaidyn Williams has spina bifida.
“I’m nine years old,” he said.
But that’s not stopping him from having a blast in Orlando!
“I like to race in my wheelchair…I’m going to ride all the rides.”
“If you didn’t know it, like physically under there, I mean he never lets it get him down. He’s always super,” his parents Roderick and Lenadra Williams said.
“I pretty much like to talk. A LOT!” Jaidyn exclaimed. He had a pretty good Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny impression, too! “What’s up, doc?” he said.
What a legacy, thanks to one special guy.
“My dad gave me a very special gift with this organization and I wake up every morning with a purpose and I feel so blessed and lucky,” Kidd Kraddick’s daughter, Caroline Cradick smiled.
“Kidd would love this,” Kidd Kraddick morning show co-host Big Al said. “He would love that, even though he’s not here, the charity is getting bigger and bigger. God is looking down on us today.”